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Just wanted to let everybody know that starting next Wednesday, I'll be away from Triple M for awhile. I'm having back surgery at UW Hospital and will be out for 4 to 6 weeks. I was born with a birth defect called spina bifida..which basically means my spine didn't form completely. I had surgery for that when I was three..and a few subsequent orthopedic surgeries until the age of 19. (When I fill out a medical history form I usually just write "various" on the section where you list previous surgeries).  Now I need something called "tethered cord release," which involves correcting the situation in which my spinal cord and various nerves got all tangled up. (That is not a very technical explanation, I know.) So this is going to be my first surgery in a very long time...and of course I'm nervous about it. I know UW Hospital is the best, and I've heard lots of great things about my surgeon, Dr. Iskandar, so that helps. I'm trying to do my best to stay positive..because that can only help. Plus, Farm Aid is October 2nd...so I've got to be recovered sufficiently to attend!

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08/10/2010 6:47AM
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08/10/2010 1:26PM
Donna
Let me know if I can help in any way! I love you and know you will do just fine. I have always been an optomist and you will be ok, I know it. DBD
08/12/2010 7:59PM
Karen Borley
Kitty, you are in my thoughts, prayers, sending good vibes your way, I will talk to you before to see what I can do to help! THINK POSITIVE! KB
08/13/2010 6:57AM
Paula
If you need beer (or anything else for that matter), just give me a holler. :) I hope everything goes smoothly, that you heal quickly, and that we hear from you soon.
08/13/2010 7:31AM
Julie
Hey Kitty, I know you'll do great and UW is the best. We are so fortunate to live in this town where such an amazing hospital is literally down the street from us. Please let me know if there is anything we can do to help. The kids and I can make you a meal or two if you'd like. Please remember we are right next door so don't hesitate to ask for anything at all. Take care! You're favorite neighbor.
08/15/2010 7:09PM
Gale/Jeffrey Dunn
We'll be thinking of you on Wednesday!!!! Speedy recovery.....
08/16/2010 4:52AM
Dawn
Hey Kitty!! I'm 2.5 weeks post op from a spinal fusion at UW, and I'm doing great!!! They take such good care of you there, except of course for not letting you sleep at night. You're in such good hands. As for the shampoo deal, well I couldn't shower for 5 days, yuck, I did try some dry shampoo, which I think worked ok if you don't let your hair get too dirty to begin with. :0) Start using it right away. Best of luck, you'll be feeling so much beter in no time!! Listen to the doc and REALLY let your body rest, that's the hard part!! ((HUGSS) Dawn
08/16/2010 6:30AM
Kitty Dunn
Thanks for all the kind wishes, advice and offers of help (especially food!) All very much appreciated. I hope to be back on the airwaves soon.--Kitty
12/30/2010 9:43PM
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